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 Monday, Jan 16 
ZOLL 2017 EMT Scholarship Program open for applicants (EMS World)
Scholarship Program awards medical education grants to up to 12 EMTs working toward paramedic certification.

 Monday, Jan 16 
Junction City renews airlift contract with AirEvac (Advocate Messenger)
The Junction City Council renewed their contract with AirEvac Thursday night during the first council meeting of the year.

 Saturday, Jan 14 
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security acepting grant applications (SurfKY)
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security announced Thursday they will accept applications for the federally-funded 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program through Feb. 17.

 Friday, Jan 13 
NEMSMA expands EMS officer credentialing program (EMS1)
The association has also created preparation courses for individuals to help them understand the format and style of the examinations.

 Friday, Jan 13 
Homeland Security Grant Program Resources (Kentucky Office of Homeland Security)
Kentucky uses a competitive grant application for local agencies to submit proposed projects.

 Friday, Jan 13 
New Oldham County EMS headquarters could improve response times (WDRB)
The new Oldham County EMS headquarters puts the station closer to the majority of the population in Oldham County.

 Thursday, Jan 12 
New Oldham Co. EMS station opens (WAVE)
An open house and christening ceremony was held Thursday for the new Oldham County EMS station.

 Thursday, Jan 12 
Flu level raised to widespread in Kentucky (WPSD)
The Kentucky Department of Public Health says the influenza level in the state is now at "widespread."

 Thursday, Jan 12 
First responders: Nine overdoses in 24 hours in Jessamine County (WKYT)
First responders and law enforcement in Jessamine County have been busy dealing with a rash of overdoses, officials said Tuesday.

 Thursday, Jan 12 
Paramedic Full Time: Anderson County Department of Public Safety, Lawrenceburg (Anderson) KY

 Wednesday, Jan 11 
House approves bill to protect emergency access to controlled medications (American Heart Association)
The House of Representatives last night voted 404-0 to approve the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medicines Act.

 Wednesday, Jan 11 
Rural hospitals brace for damage from health law's repeal (HealthLeaders Media)
The incoming Trump administration hasn't released its health plan to replace Obamacare. But, experts say, it is likely to give the states less federal money for treating the poor.

 Wednesday, Jan 11 
Firefighter-Paramedic: Montgomery Co Fire/EMS, Mt. Sterling (Montgomery) KY

 Tuesday, Jan 10 
Report: EMS data must create 'information culture,' drive decision-making (EMS1)
The NHTSA report focuses on envisioning an information-driven future and what is needed to turn the vision into reality.

 Tuesday, Jan 10 
5 ways the iPhone changed fire, EMS (EMS1)
Here's an overview on how the iPhone changed the course for fire and EMS departments.

 Tuesday, Jan 10 
St. Matthews Fire running own EMS operation (WAVE)
St. Matthews Fire launched their EMS service in December but originally got the idea a year ago after firefighters would respond to medical runs and wait for Emergency Medical Services to respond.

 Tuesday, Jan 10 
NKY hospital system copes with 36% heroin OD jump (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Hospital system turns around ODs of 1,584 self-reported heroin users in 2016.

 Tuesday, Jan 10 
Paramedic: Mercer County Emergency Medical Services, Inc, Harrodsburg (Mercer) KY

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Kentucky Legislative Session: The 2017 Kentucky Regular Legislative Session is a "short" session limited to 30 days that began with Part 1 on January 3. A break began January 8 and Part 2 will convene on February 7. Feb. 9 will be the last day for new bill requests. Feb. 16 will be the last day for new Senate bills and Feb. 17 will be the last day for new House bills. The legislature will not meet during the Veto Period of March 16 through March 27. The session is scheduled to end on March 30. The schedule may change.
   Read How a Bill Becomes Law to learn how a bill goes through the Legislative process, including how it can be changed and passed without any public knowledge.
Bills of interest to EMS:
  • Board of EMS, transfer to Public Protection Cabinet - SB 98: Jan 05 - introduced in Senate; 1st reading. Jan 07 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S).
  • Hate crime, offense against emergency medical services personnel as a result of - HB 14: Jul 06 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 03 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Medical review panel, utilization in health care provider litigation - SB 4: Jan 03 - introduced in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Health & Welfare (S). Jan 04 - taken from Health & Welfare (S); 2nd reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S); floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5-title) (6) (7) (8) (9) and (10) filed. Jan 05 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 5, 2017; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5-title) (6) (7) (8) (9) and (10) ruled out of order; passed 23-13 with Committee Substitute (1); floor amendments (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16)) (17) (18) and (19) filed to Committee Substitute; floor amendments (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) and (19) ruled out of order; received in House; to Health and Family Services (H); taken from Health and Family Services (H); 1st reading; returned to Health and Family Services (H) Jan 06 - floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7-title) (8) (9) and (10) filed.


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